On February 01, 2006, Nicholas Mancini, Nick to his friends and author of Rainbows in the Fountain, was interviewed on Carousel - a local Connecticut cable channel TV show hosted by Gerry Laird.
During this interview, Nick tells of his growing up in Italy during the end of World War II and until 1955 when he moved to the United States.
At 60 years old and after 42 years in the hair dressing business, Nick hung up his scissors and started his writing career.
Thus Rainbows in the Fountain is his memoir and starts with the German occupation in his house.
About This Production
The original interview that aired on Cable was approximately half hour long and the TV station gave Nick a VHS tape of that show.
I met Nick when he was a presenter at one of my CoolTea Talks, along with Mike Jaffe, when the panel discussion was about life design and Nick was a living example of never being too young to change careers.
He mentioned to me that he had this VHS tape but wanted to make copies to send to relatives and asked me what I suggested.
Making copies of tapes would have been a formula for frustration and the information would degrade with each copy. Thus I suggested he digitize his only copy that way at least he preserved as much visual information as he had.
Next start to edit out some parts, re-arranged some of the images, then add some original music. I mention the music part because Nick wanted to use a track that he mentioned in his book but that was still under copyright and getting clearance was expensive, and perhaps not even practical. Thus I scored the music background using a Korg Triton and a Random Blocks combi pattern along with arpeggiator.
Once Nick was happy with the new and shorter flow, he had his master DVD so that he could then burn duplicate copies to send to family, knowing that each family member would receive the same quality video (meaning no further loss of data).
Background Music by Chuck Scott - http://chuckscott.com
Contact InformationAbout this mpeg2 file uploaded or about the background music, contact Chuck Scott at http://chuckscott.com